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April 8, 2011--Nebraska irrigators object to Kan. call to cut irrigation to 500K acres as water fight resumes (Washington Post)
A U.S. Supreme Court decision that breathed new life into a decades-long water-rights dispute on the Great Plains has renewed concerns among southern Nebraska farmers about what could happen to their livelihoods. The dispute centers on the Republican River, from which Kansas contends Nebraska took more than its share of water in 2005 and 2006.
A southwest Nebraska natural resources district is buying nearly 3,300 acres of land to reduce the amount of groundwater used in the area and help the state comply with the Republican River water use agreement.
State Water Engineer Dick Wolfe and Division Engineer Steve Witte spoke to an overflow crowd of about 100 farmers and ranchers at the Lamar Community Building on topics ranging from the Kansas/Colorado Compact to the seep water issues of concern to many farmers and ranchers. Much of the conversation covered disputes between Kansas and Colorado over water flowing down the Arkansas Rive
State rules on surface irrigation improvements were signed by Division 2 Water Judge Dennis Maes this week, ending nearly three years of meetings on the rules. “The process worked,” said State Engineer Dick Wolfe, who filed the application for the rules. “That was our vision from the outset.
A federal arbitrator has ruled in favor of Kansas in disputes with Colorado and Nebraska over the use of water from the Republican River. Kansas Attorney General Steve Six said Friday two issues were in play regarding a compact that governs use of the water that flows from Colorado, through Kansas to Nebraska and back into northern Kansas
For more than a century--the first court case was filed in 1901--Kansas and Colorado have fought over the Arkansas River, with Kansas claiming that Colorado keeps too much of its water. Now there's a new twist in the long dispute. Sunflower Electric plans to build a new coal-fired electrical generating plant in southwestern Kansas. It will consume 3.9 billion gallons of water a year.
A western Kansas utility's push to build a new coal-fired power plant has already embroiled it in a lengthy public dispute about potential air pollution, and now the project could touch off a battle over water. Sunflower Electric Power Corp., based in Hays, estimates its new plant in Finney County in southwest Kansas will consume 3.9 billion gallons of water a year.
The boards of two natural resources districts in Nebraska's Republican River basin have approved new plans for compliance with a three-state river compact during dry years. The revisions to the so-called integrated management plans were approved this week by both Upper and Middle Republican Natural Resources Districts.
The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District has reached a stipulated agreement with the state in its proposed rules for consumptive use from surface irrigation improvements. The rules have been in the works for three years, and would take effect in 2011 if approved by Division 2 Water Court District Judge Dennis Maes. The Colorado Division of Water Resources filed the a
In nearly every Water Court case in the Arkansas River basin, the state Division of Water Resources finds itself in court. Usually, the state is an objector, attempting to make sure the water rights of other water users are not injured when a new application for how water is used is processed by the court.